John Freeman @ Australia
John Freeman Australia
An artist, native of Adelaide, John Freeman has taught art to children for over a decade. With degrees in visual art as well as fine arts, in the last 10 years John has become an artist in his own right, displaying his work in art galleries, schools and churches in Adelaide. Although he draws inspiration from the great masters such as Matisse and van Gogh, his biggest influence comes from the children he has taught throughout the years. More precious than all the formal training and technique is seeing the world anew through a child’s eyes. John’s artworks create a simple quality with intense colours and strong lineal elements that abandons all laws of perspective and colour theory. They seek to express the pure and naïve form, the humanness of our condition within our placed environment. John strives to synthesize his Christian belief in God, the meaning of life and the expression of meaning through his visual images. Life is a journey, and for John, art is one of those activities that has greatly enriched his life journey. It has been a means of self-expression and has facilitated self-discovery. With insight in life, John’s image is an inner reflection in a quest to make meaning of those events in one’s own life.